Auntie Em Goes Running

December 2011

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Member Since:

Jun 03, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

PRs:

MacDash Duathlon, Sept. 10, 2011.  1:29:48.  Second woman overall, third racer overall, and first in AG.  

Mt. Ranier Duathlon, May 1, 2011.  3:05:00, 1st in age group.  5.1 mile run, 28 mile bike ride, 3.78 mile run.

5K:  Fun With the Fuzz, April 23, 2011.  21:59,  1st in age group.

Marathon:  Paris, April 10, 2011.  4:05:24.  

1/2 marathon:  Geoduck Gallop, February 2011.  1:42:23, 1st in age group.

Waterfront 15K (September 2010), 1:14:43.  3rd in AG.

Lake Padden Duathlon (July 2010), 1:36:something.  1st in AG .

10K:  Smelt Run, La Conner (2010)  47:14.  2nd in AG. 

I have fun every time I run, and have recently overcome the "I can't go fast anymore" hurdle.  I'm having fun going faster and working towards becoming even faster.  

I have raised two running children, one competitive and one not.

I have learned to run in ice and snow and I don't complain. 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Work towards a faster marathon by Spring 2012.

Get my 5K down to 21:30. 

Place in my division at duathlon and triathlon.

Train for biathlon.



 




 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Joining Forrest Gump


 

Personal:

I'm a 52 year old mom of two ex homeschooled teenagers. They both think I'm nuts.

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Bike Shoes Lifetime Miles: 2225.45
Pearl Izumi Trail Shoe Lifetime Miles: 139.33
Marathon Shoe Lifetime Miles: 244.33
Blue Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 223.68
Mean Green Shoe Lifetime Miles: 318.72
Blue Kinvaras Lifetime Miles: 207.12
Brooks Defyance Lifetime Miles: 361.34
New Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 275.90
Hattoris Lifetime Miles: 41.29
Addidas Lifetime Miles: 168.97
Nike Vortex Shoe Lifetime Miles: 64.50
Orange Newton Lifetime Miles: 36.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
110.000.003.809.1548.00170.95
New Kinvara Miles: 53.45Orange Newton Miles: 31.90Marathon Shoe Miles: 5.97Addidas Miles: 26.30
Night Sleep Time: 203.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 203.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.200.000.000.000.005.20

New Kinvara Miles: 5.20
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.200.000.000.000.008.20

JOgged a 10K with a friend who is very sick, and therefore doesn't run very fast right now.  I think I was DFL!

I had guests from out of town who were here to take a yoga workshop, which we all took together.  A two and a half yoga marathon!

 

Orange Newton Miles: 8.20
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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I don't count hiking as crosstraining, but that is what I did today!  Showed off our beautiful Chuckanut Mountains to my guests and their dog.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.900.001.200.000.006.10

A quick run before yoga!  Just time for 50 minutes, with a few tempo intervals built in there, just to test the speed muscles.  It is time for speed again!  Enough long slow hours!

Marathon Shoe Miles: 5.97Orange Newton Miles: 6.10
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Strength and mobility work this morning, then the day skiing with my son and his friend!  No hiking, no backcountry, no nordic, just super fast groomed downhill skiing!  Beautiful cold snow.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.600.000.000.000.004.60

Not much time for running!  We left before light to drive up to Whistler BC, for a couple of days of skiing to celebrate DDs birthday.  A quick run while everyone else had breakfast, and then we hit the slopes for the day.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.700.000.000.000.005.70

An early morning, and very COLD run with my daughter this morning!  Cold for us, but really only about 27 degrees cold.  

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.300.001.000.006.0013.30

Tempo run in the morning, followed by yoga.  As soon as I got home, my son, who is home for the Christmas break, suggested a moonlight ski hike out onto table mountain to see the full moon.  That made me realize that not only was it a full moon, it was the lunar eclipse!  So of course, the whole family had to rush up to the cabin and have some dinner, pack up tents and sleeping bags and stuff, and hike up the mountain on skis to set up camp under the full moon.  The eclipse was best around 5:30 in the morning, so we just woke up early and saw it!  It was a beautiful, clear and cold night, and the eclipse was nearly full where we are.  I think we would have had to be about 100 miles North to see it totally full.  I love family adventures like this.

Addidas Miles: 6.30
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.800.000.001.200.006.00

200m hill repeats and then 200m track repeats.  Paces are right on, but I am tired afterwards.  Too long since I did a track workout!

New Kinvara Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Four hours of skate skiing with a friend just North of Vancouver.  Cypress Mountain has beautiful trails, and they are all open!  Even the upper, more challenging trails are open, and we had a blast!  

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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No running today, just yoga and a lot of drills and dynamic stretching.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.600.000.002.250.007.85

Track workout with lots of R and I paced intervals.  My favorite!  WU, with jogging and dynamic stretches, 2 miles with sprints on the straightaways.  Then 2X800 at 7 minute pace.  Then 6X200 at 45-48 seconds each!  Speedwork is feeling SOOO good!

New Kinvara Miles: 7.85
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.700.000.000.000.005.70

Easy jogging in the rain and mud.  Got my new orange shoes very dirty.

Orange Newton Miles: 5.70
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Downhill skiiing

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.900.000.000.000.006.90

Easy and muddy.

Orange Newton Miles: 6.90
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.200.000.001.500.007.70

11X200m.  6 on the hills, at R effort, and 5 on the track at R pace.

New Kinvara Miles: 7.70
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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skate skiing!

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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5.000.000.000.000.005.00

easy run.

Orange Newton Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.900.001.601.200.008.70

Track workout with some 200m at R pace, some 800s at I pace, and some 800s at T pace!  Whew!  Hard to keep it all straight!

New Kinvara Miles: 8.70
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.800.000.000.000.005.80

Went downhill skiing with the family and then for a run with my daughter in the woods near our cabin.  Deliciously dry and cold!

Addidas Miles: 5.80
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.200.000.000.000.0014.20

Long easy run.  I haven't run longer than an hour and a half since my fifty miler, and I thought I deserved a real long run!  Still nice and dry and cold.

 We are still at the cabin and I am sleeping soooo much!  Can't believe it, but it feels great.


Addidas Miles: 14.20
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.400.000.000.000.005.40

Downhill skiing in the morning!  Crazy wet and windy!  After we got thoroughly soaked, we headed back down the mountain to the cabin.  While the sauna was getting hot, I ran in the woods.

New Kinvara Miles: 5.40
Night Sleep Time: 10.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.600.000.000.000.005.60

No skiing today, so I did a 200m hill repeat workout.  7X200m on the hills at R pace, and then 4X200 on the flats also at R pace.  warm up and cool down jogging, and followed it up with a nice stretching/yoga workout.

Merry Christmas!

New Kinvara Miles: 5.60
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Bike interval workout on the indoor trainer!  Its been a long time since I did this - probably too long.  I did a wu, some 30 second bursts, then 4X5 minute intervals at a "hard" effort.  then a cool down.  Then some more cool down because the movie I was watching was not quite over!

 Followed it up with some yoga and abs.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Downhill skiing in the morning, just because we had a little fresh snow.  We get incredibly heavy, wet powder often, and this was definitely heavy and wet!  It was fun for about three hours, then I quit and put on the skate ski gear for an hour and a half.  I worked especially hard on uphill technique, so it turned into more of a workout than I intended.

Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.003.000.007.00

Track workout tonight!  It was raining sideways and raining hard, but not too cold.  The workout was 5X800 at 7:00 minute/mile pace, followed by 4X200 at .46 per 200.  I am usually really terrible at pacing, and have had very little practice lately with the 5K pacing (7/mile), so I was beyond happy at my pacing tonight!  The 800s came out at 3:29, 3:31, 3:30, 3:31, and 3:34.  I must have been rather tired on the last one!  The 200s were .46, .46, .45, and .44.  All very acceptable.  My tendency is to run 200s way too fast, but I think it helps to kind of tire myself out with the 800s first.

New Kinvara Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
110.000.003.809.1548.00170.95
New Kinvara Miles: 53.45Orange Newton Miles: 31.90Marathon Shoe Miles: 5.97Addidas Miles: 26.30
Night Sleep Time: 203.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 203.00
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